Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions 

1998 - Arab Woman Artists, Kufa Gallery, London, UK

1992 - Colours of Asia, Black Art Gallery, London, UK

1992 - Strains of War, Greenwich Gallery, London, UK

1992 - Out of Iraq, Camden Lock, London, UK

1992 - Roots, Imperial College, London, UK

1992 - Group Exhibition in Tom Allan Arts Centre, London, UK

1992 - Group Exhibition in Artizana Gallery, Manchester, UK

1992 - Group Exhibition in Nour Gallery, Manama, Bahrain

1992 - Forces Of Change, National Museum For Women In The Arts, Washington D.C

1993 -Group Exhibition in Collins Gallery, Scotland

1993 -Group Exhibition in Inma Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1993 - The First Females Biennaly, Stockholm, Sweden

1994 - World Women’s Art On Line, UN International Conference, Beijing, China

1995 - Women Artists From The Islamic World, Islington Museum, London, UK

1996 - Refugee… Drain or Grain? London, UK

1998 - Glazed Expressions & The Written Word, Twickenham, UK

1998 - Group Exhibition Al Rawq Gallery, Manama, Bahrain 

2000 - Eastern Art, Inma Gallery, El-Khubr, Saudi Arabia

2002 - Thee Creative Women, Malmo, Sweden 

2006 - Occupied Space, Art For Palestine, Gallery 27, London, UK

2010 - Women Of Mesopotamia, Chamber of Commerce, London, UK

2019 - Kunoz, Artists from The Middle East, London, UK

 

 

Solo Exhibitions Major 

 

1991 - Earth… Water… Light… Omphalos Gallery, London, UK

1993 - Mesopotamian Tones, SOAS, London, UK

1994 - The Chant Of Rain, SOAS, London, UK

1996 - Towards light, SOAS, London, UK

1996 - Prologue of Blues, SOAS, London, UK

1998 - Vision Within, Belgravia Square, London, UK

2002 - Ballad Beyond Places, Kufa Gallery, London, UK 

2005 - Shadow & Light, West Eleven Galleries, London, UK 

2009 - A Dream Ago, Islington Museum, London, UK 

2013 - Reflections, Iraqi Cultural Centre, London, UK 

2016 - Between Then, Here and Now, Humanitarian Dialogue Foundation, London, UK

 

Public Collection 

The British Museum

UK National Gallery Of Jordan, Amman

Arab British Chamber of Commerce 

The Iraqi Cultural Centre, UK

Spoke at numerous cultural events and schools on the subject of Arabic Calligraphy. 

Khulood Da`mi

My work is a dialogue between cultures. I seek to create a fusion between the profound influences of Islamic art with the richness of Arabic culture in a contemporary form. I strive to illustrate the often subtle similarities that link our faiths and cultures together, employing language via the written word to symbolise the connections.

 

I am fascinated by calligraphy, particularly the fluid but powerful forms that can be used to illuminate all styles of text within a book, or to adorn grand ceilings and buildings as a celebration of identity, tradition and majesty. The shapes can be subtle whilst the patterns can be intricate – but all a symphony of geometry which stresses the spiritual importance of unity, logic, and order, with no boundaries.

 

The sacred and iconic concept of ‘Nour’, the Arabic word for light and enlightenment, has been a significant feature across my work. For example, these elements have been manifested through the use of iridescent tones on my prints to the display of light peeking through gracefully carved letters or geometric reliefs via wood, Perspex or ceramics.

 

I believe that art is a profound way to embrace multi faith and multiculturalism this is core tenets of my work. Harmonious communication can make huge strides in bringing ethnic, cultural and linguistic barriers down.